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Kindergarten Cutoff Age Changing

The date by which children are eligible to attend kindergarten is changing state-wide beginning next school year.  Traditionally, children have been eligible to attend kindergarten as long as they turned five years old by October 1st of that year.  However, based upon a change in Kentucky law which was passed in 2012, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, children will need to be five years old by August 1st to be eligible for kindergarten.

Learn more.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

Preschool Registration for the 2017-18 school year is scheduled for Friday, March 31st. Kindergarten Registration will be held on Wednesday, April 12th and Thursday, April 13th. 

Learn more.

Preschool and Kindergarten Roundup 2017-2018


Dalton Carter Appointed to the United States Military Academy

Dalton Carter, a MCHS senior this year, has had the desire to serve his country since he can remember.  He’s been appointed to the prestigious United States Military Academy at West Point.  Recruiting the nation’s most promising students who have maintained academic excellence, along with excellent physicality, West Point has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for the United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. A student attending West Point is provided a tuition-free education; in return, the student commits to five years of active duty as a commissioned second lieutenant in the Army and an additional three years as a reserve. Out of all of the applicants per year to West Point, approximately nine percent actually receive admission.  In addition to all of the strict criteria to be admitted, applicants must also have a congressional nomination. Dalton received a nomination for admission from Congressman Andy Barr.  “I want to thank everyone who has helped along the way: Mrs. Eads, Mrs. Manning, Ms. Gannon, Mr. Richards, Mrs. Manley, Mr. Sizemore, Mr. Mansfield, Ms. Botts and my family and friends,” Dalton shared.  Dalton is the son of Cherokee and Heather Carter.

Congratulations to Dalton and his family for this tremendous honor.

Chief Academic Officer, Renee Boots, Guidance Counselor Melissa Eads, Dalton Carter, and Principal Rocky Franz.



Kim Barnes Recipient of Service & Advocacy Award

We would like to congratulate Ms. Kim Barnes for receiving the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) Service and Advocacy Award.The purpose of this award is to provide recognition of exceptional service and/or advocacy in support of educating Kentucky’s gifted and talented children and youth.She accepted the award during the KAGE Annual Conference held last month.

Read more.

Kim Barnes received the KAGE Service & Advocacy Award. She is pictured with her MC2 students.


National Anthem Quartet Performed at Girls' Sweet 16

One of MCHS’s National Anthem Quartets was chosen via an audition process (which included submitting a recording) to sing at the Girls’ Sweet 16 Tournament (Final Four) this past Friday, March 10th, at Northern Kentucky University. Mr. Ashley Tyree shared, “You may have heard them singing at one of several MCHS Athletic Events in the last two years and I know you will agree with me that the honor is well deserved.” The members are seniors, Roman Wood (Bass), Jesse Cole (Tenor), Emily Spradling (Alto), and Victoria Toy (Soprano).

Roman Wood, Jesse Cole, Emily Spradling, and Victoria Toy sang the National Anthem at the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16.


February Board Recognition

Congratulations to the following who were recognized at the Board meeting on Tuesday (2/28/17).

  1. United States Presidential Scholars Program 
  2. All-State Soccer 
  3. All-State Chorus
  4. Microsoft Office Specialist Qualifiers
  5. McNabb Middle School Wrestling
  6. Spelling Bee School Champions 

Read more.

Surplus Sale

Montgomery County Schools will be holding a surplus sale at Clay's Warehouse 2 on Levee Rd. on Friday, March 24 at 4:00pm. Items will be available for inspection Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 from 8:00am until 4:00pm. For additional details, please contact David Walters at 859-497-8707 or via email at david.walters@montgomery.kyschools.us.  


Proof Night for JROTC Photographs

Photographs recently taken of JROTC students will be available for purchase on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 3:00-8:00 p.m.  North American Photographers will show proofs in the JROTC Room.  Students may not view proofs unless a parent/guardian accompanies them.  This is the only chance to view the photographs.


Teen & Parent Safe Driving Forum

A Teen and Parent Safe Driving Forum will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st in the MCHS Auditorium. 

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School Nutrition Meal Charge Procedure

A letter was sent home today (3/13/17) with all MCHS students providing more information regarding the School Nutrition Meal Charge Procedure. 

Read more.


Schools Closed Wednesday, March 15th - TRIBE Day

Last minute road condition changes have us changing to a TRIBE Day for safety of all. Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, March 15th. This will be a TRIBE Day. Full day child care will be available at MSE. Please send a sack lunch with your child. 


Skills USA Competition

Montgomery County ATC students recently competed in the Skills USA Region 12 Leadership and Skills Competition. Students attending the competition were Colby Banks, Tylar Boyd, Dalton Carter, Raiden Faulkner, Jonathan Havens, Brian Jones, and Dalton Rogers. Welding Fabrication students Colby Banks, Dalton Carter and Dalton Rogers placed 3rd in their event and Welding I student, Jonathan Havens placed 3rd in his event. Brian Jones placed 2nd in Welding Sculpture and will advance to the state competition which will be held in Louisville in April. 

Read more.

Montgomery County ATC students competed in the Skills USA Competition.


Preschool Enrollment Opportunity

The Montgomery County Schools Preschool Program will be conducting an enrollment opportunity for students’ ages three and four who meet eligibility requirements. Families interested in enrolling may contact our building at (859) 497-8724 and select extension 3 or stop by our office at 212 N. Maysville Street, Mt. Sterling. Applications will be available to complete and screening appointments scheduled. Office hours are Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Before and after school childcare is available for students. Should financial assistance be needed in order for your child to attend daycare, you may contact our District Childcare office at (859) 497-8724 extension 212. Staff will be able to assist you with any questions regarding the program.

Enrollment documents needed are as follows: 
Birth Certificate
Social Security Card * Optional 
Immunization Certificate 
Dental Screening
Vision Exam
Proof of Residence

Now enrolling preschool students ages 3 and 4 who meet eligibility requirements.


MCHS Chess Team Qualifies for State

The MCHS Chess Team finished fourth in the Quad D Regional Tournament. By finishing fourth, the team qualified for the state chess championship that will occur in March; Senior, Dylan Hendrix won a $1,000 endowment to Morehead State University at the regional tournament. Dylan finished first out of the seniors that were vying for the scholarship! Congratulations to the team and Dylan.

MCHS Chess Team finished 4th in Quad D Regional.


Schools Closed Friday, February 24th

There will be NO SCHOOL Friday, February 24th. This will be a TRIBE Day. 


McNabb Chess Team Finishes 1st in Regional

Congratulations to the McNabb Middle School Chess Team for finishing first place in the Quad D Regional Tournament.  The team is in their first year and qualified for the state competition in March. Trevor Ray finished a perfect 5-0 in the tournament. The team is coached by Sean Evans and Ashlyn Richards. Congratulations on a great season and good luck at state!

McNabb Chess Team


United States Presidential Scholars Program

MCHS senior, Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Students for this program are chosen based on their accomplishment in several areas including academic, artistic success, leadership, and involvement in their school and community. Approximately 500 candidates are named semifinalists and their names and supporting materials are sent to the Commission for review. 

Read more.

Greyson Cox was selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.


MSE Internet Safety Class

MSE would like to invite you to an Internet Safety class on Thursday, February 23rd from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the MSE library. Benny Vincent from the Kentucky Center for School Safety will be teaching the class. The purpose of this class is to raise awareness and provide information on how to safeguard your children from the dangers of the internet and social media.

This class is for parents only. There will be a room with supervision for students where they can watch a movie. Pizza will also be provided for the children.

To help MSE prepare for the evening, if you plan on attending please complete the form below and return to MSE by Monday, February 20th. Your child does not have to attend MSE for you to attend this class.

Download form now.

Be Smart on the Internet


Making Up Snow Day: February 20, 2017 (President's Day)

At Tuesday night’s (1/24/17) board meeting, the board agreed to use February 20, 2017 as a make-up day for the snow day that we had on 1/6/17.

February 20, 2017 (President’s Day) will be a student instructional day.

Monday, February 20, 2017 (President's Day) will be a student instructional day.


Mock Trial Placed 3rd in UK Tournament

The Montgomery County High School Mock Trial team placed third in the UK Mock Trial Tournament held on February 4th.

Sixteen teams from all across the state participated in the open invitational at the University of Kentucky. Montgomery County went 6-0 on the judges' scorecards through two jury trials scoring victories over Dixie Heights and Henderson County.

Several individual team members won awards. In the first trial against Dixie Heights, senior Sloan Lansdale won for Outstanding Witness and freshman Elliott King won the award for Outstanding Attorney. In the second trial against Henderson County, junior Karisma Keeton was named Outstanding Attorney while freshman Brianna Bryant was named Outstanding Witness.

The state tournament will be held the first weekend of March. Congratulations and good luck in the state tournament!

MCHS Mock Trial Team at the UK Invitational Tournament.

(From Left to Right) Brianna Bryant (Outstanding Plaintiff witness), Elliot King (Outstanding Defense Attorney), Karisma Keeton (Outstanding Plaintiff Attorney) and Sloan Landsdale (Outstanding Defense Witness).


Grandparents As Parents (GAP) Annual Conference

The 15th annual Grandparents As Parents (GAP) conference is Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY. Grandparents, caregivers and relatives are invited to attend.

There are two presentations from the featured speaker, Joan Callander Dingle—a grandmother who raised her grandson and has written two books, Raising Children of Alcoholics and Drug Users and Second Time Around.

The conference also includes:

  • 8 Breakout Workshops
  • Free Legal Consultations
  • Benefits Consultations (social security/disability, DCBS family support, adoption, kinship, Medicaid & SHIP)
  • Exhibits/Resource Fair
  • Lunch

The conference is $5.00 for grandparents/relatives.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your grandchild(ren)'s school FRC.

Grandparents As Parents


Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Montgomery County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.  The public is invited. 

Read more.


MSE a 2017 Kentucky School of Character

We are pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement in collaboration with Kentucky, named Mt. Sterling Elementary a 2017 Kentucky School of Character. 

Read more.

MSE has been named a 2017 Kentucky School of Character.


United State Senate Youth Program

We would like to congratulate senior, Madison Cline! Madison was chosen as one of two student delegates to represent the state of Kentucky at the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held in Washington, D.C., March 4 – 11, 2017. She, along with several other young men and women, will meet with leaders of Congress and the President. Madison will also be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to the college or university of her choice.

Read more.

Madison Cline was chosen as one of two student delegates to represent Kentucky at the USSYP.


January is Board Recognition Month

January is Board Recognition Month in Kentucky.  Please join Montgomery County Schools in expressing appreciation to the members of the Montgomery County Board of Education for their service.  Thank you Mrs. Alice Anderson, Dr. Dan Freeman, Dr. Jon Kelly Johnson, Mr. Bill R. Morgan, and Mrs. Sharon Smith-Breiner.

Read more.


No School tomorrow, January 30th

There will be NO SCHOOL in Montgomery County on Monday, January 30th. Full-day child care will be available at Mt. Sterling Elementary and the Early Learning Center beginning at 7:30 a.m.


Middle School Wrestling Finishes 4th in District

The McNabb Wrestling Team competed in the district tournament this weekend and placed 4th. In their respective weight class, Tanner Campbell finished 3rd, Stryker Davidson finished 4th, Jordan Diaz finished 4th, Devin Johnson finished 3rd, and Dylan Wray finished 2nd. Congratulations and good luck at the upcoming regional competition!

McNabb Wrestling Team finished 4th in district tournament.


Microsoft Office Specialist Results

Congratulations to Kelcie Cooper and Ben Rose! Kelcie and Ben each received a perfect score of 1,000 in Excel 2013 in the Microsoft Office Specialist competition.  Kelcie won the qualifier with a faster time and will be representing Montgomery Co. ATC as the fall qualifier in Excel 2013 this June in Orlando, FL. 

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Kelcie Cooper won the qualifier and will represent Montgomery County ATC.     Ben Rose received a perfect score of 1,000 in Excel 2013 in the MOS competition.



Parent Track Meeting

All parents of students wishing to participate in varsity boys' / girls' track this year should attend the parent meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 12th in the high school cafeteria from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Please feel free to contact Coach Stepanchuk with any questions.

A parent meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12th for students wishing to participate in varsity track.

Schools will be closed Thursday, January 5th

There will be no school in Montgomery County Thursday, January 5th. This will be a Non-Traditional Instruction TRIBE Day.  Full day child care will be available at Mt. Sterling Elementary beginning at 7:30 a.m.

MCIS Hat and Glove Drive

The MCIS Leadership group is made up of 23 5th and 6th graders that meet each Tuesday. Their goal is to develop good leadership skills through service projects, small business tours and team work activities. They are currently doing a hat and glove drive to collect these needed items for the FRYSC at MCIS. Anything not used at MCIS will be donated to other schools.

MCIS Leadership group with hats and gloves donated to FRYSC.


Vote for the Banner of Your Choice

Each school district has been invited to design a banner for display at the 81st Annual Kentucky School Boards Association Conference scheduled for February 2017 at the Galt House in Louisville. The banners are a very important contribution to the conference, reminding attendees of schools' primary focus -- learning and learners. In order to be displayed at the conference, the banner must identify the school district and depict the conference theme:

"Be a Superhero for Public Education!"

Only one banner from each school district is allowed. Each school has created a banner and we are asking our students, staff, and community to vote for the one that will represent Montgomery County at the KSBA annual conference. Voting will end Wednesday, December 21st at 4 p.m.

Vote here.


Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Montgomery County Schools Local Planning Committee will meet on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Clay Community Center. 

Read more.


Change in Schedule

Tomorrow night's (12-13-16) basketball games will be played at Bourbon County. The boys' will tip off at 6 p.m. and the Lady Indians will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the boys' game.


STLP Regional Projects Qualify for State Competition

Congratulations to our STLP students, coaches, judges and parents on their outstanding performance at the STLP Regional Competition held Thursday, November 17th at Morehead State University. 

Read more.

MSE students competing in Regional Competition at Morehead State University


District-Wide Menu Food Tasting

It’s that time of the year for the School Nutrition Department to plan for next school year’s menu. Earlier this month, school nutrition invited students from each school to a district food tasting. Students sampled a variety of foods and were then asked to evaluate on what they tasted.

MSE students and Mr. Pannell sampling a variety of foods at the District-Wide Menu Food Tasting. Student receives a variety of donut holes to taste during the District-Wide Menu Food Tasting.

Camargo students and Mrs. David sampling a variety of foods at the District-Wide Menu Food Tasting.


Student Traveling Art Exhibit

Four Montgomery County students were chosen to participate in the Student Traveling Art Exhibit “A Matter of Perspective.” Students’ artwork will be showcased in numerous schools, museums, businesses, libraries, and hospitals across the Commonwealth beginning January 2017. Congratulations to 7th grader Jacob Martin, 8th graders Tanner Hatton and Sarah Yarber, and 11th grader Thomas Nye.  

Read more.


Too Good for Drugs

Camargo Elementary 4th grade students finished the program Too Good for Drugs. TGFD is a 10 week program where students learn about goals, decision making, identifying and managing emotions, affective communication, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, and healthy choices. FRC Director Jodi Morrison taught the Too Good for Drugs program.

FRC Director Jodi Morrison teaching Camargo 4th grade students during the Too Good for Drugs program.


Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Montgomery County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.  The public is invited.  

Read more.


Board Recognition for November

At Monday night's (11/14/16) board meeting several students were recognized.  Read more.


Local Planning Committee Meeting

The Montgomery County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.

This meeting is an orientation meeting for the committee and is one of a series of meetings to develop a District Facilities Plan for the Montgomery County Schools. The public is invited.

Immediately following the orientation meeting, a public forum will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clay Community Center.

The forum is an informal gathering to encourage local participation through community suggestions relative to future utilization of existing school facilities and construction of new school facilities. These community suggestions or recommendations will be closely monitored by the Local Planning Committee.


School District Receives $150,000 Preschool Partnership Grant

The District was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in collaboration with the Kentucky State Board of Education, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, the Child Care Advisory Council, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  For more information, visit the District's full news release.


Parent Chromebook Night

On Thursday, November 10th a Parent Chromebook Night will be held in the MCHS Cafeteria from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Learn more.


Student and Employee Awarded at Annual Banquet

Congratulations to senior Madison Cline and the District’s School Nutrition Supervisor, Sandy Jones, who were recognized last night at the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. Madison received the Diamond Stellar Student Award and Ms. Jones was honored as Diamond Educator of the Year.


Dragon Dancing Lesson

Yesterday at the ELC all of the therapists did a lesson with students around the book “Dragon Dancing".

Therapists Megan Turner, Marti Escalante, and Lindsey Sizemore with the book "Dragon Dancing".


Board Recognition for October

At Tuesday night's (10/25/16) board meeting the MCHS Boys' Golf Team was recognized for winning the 12th Region title and advancing to the state tournament. The team made the one day cut and finished 12th out of 24 teams overall.   Luke Fuller won the individual title during the 12th Region Tournament with a score of 74.  Kevin Lawson is the Head Coach for the team.  

Pictured is the MCHS Boys' Golf Team and Coach Kevin Lawson.


Gingerbread Gala

The Montgomery County Early Learning Center will be hosting a Gingerbread Gala on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  For more information or to become a vendor, please contact Leslee Toy at (859) 497-8724 or email leslee.toy@montgomery.kyschools.us.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please view the rules and regulations.


Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Winners

We want to congratulate Madison Cline and Jake Harvey as both were selected school winners in the Wendy’s® High School Heisman®. Madison was also selected as a state finalist; one of only 20 state finalists in Kentucky. Wendy’s® recognizes both Madison and Jake as high character student-athletes who have displayed excellence and integrity both on and off the field. For these two students taking the easy way out or cutting corners isn’t an option and Wendy’s® is proud to honor their dedication. A news release has been made available in PDF format.

Picture of Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner Jake Harvey and State Finalist Madison Cline.


Black and Hispanic Achievers

The deadline for signing up for Black and Hispanic Achievers program for the 2016-2017 school year is Friday, October 28th. Should you have any questions, please contact Christie Redmond Jouett at 497-8791.


School Flu Vaccinations Schedule


United Way bornlearning® Academy

Session 2 of the United Way bornlearning® Academy will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  For more information, view the flyer for Session 2. 


District Received Steele-Reese Foundation Grant

The District was recently awarded a $20,000 grant by the Steele-Reese Foundation to purchase traditional musical instruments for students at MCIS. For more information, visit the District's full press release.


FCCLA Attended Regional Officer Training Meeting

Six FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students attended the Regional FCCLA Officer Training meeting at Maysville Community and Technical College in Maysville, Kentucky, on Friday, September 30. Local chapter officers were given guidance in fulfilling the responsibilities of their office and leadership activities to use in their local chapters. Attending from MCHS was Sara NeSmith, President, Jonus Leger, First Vice President, Maria Al Lawati, Secretary/Treasurer, Jillian Rush, Vice President of Community Service, Makayla Harris, Vice President of Peer Education, and Kassidy Blanton, Vice President of STAR Events.

Photograph of Sara NeSmith, Jonus Leger, Maria Al Lawati, Jillian Rush, Makayla Harris, and Kassidy Blanton.


Board Recognition for September

At Tuesday night's (9/27/16) board meeting several students were recognized.  Click here to read more.


Adopt an Officer/Community Helper

During the month of September, MSE participated in “Adopt an Officer/Community Helper” as a school effort. Each grade level had a particular organization they sponsored. Students prepared letters and cards and invited each organization to attend breakfast at school yesterday morning. Representatives from the Montgomery County Fire/EMS, Regional Jail, Sheriff’s Department, and Mt. Sterling Police Department were in attendance. Yesterday’s breakfast began with a cheerful performance by the Treblemakers. Leadership students: MacKenna Bromagen, Christian Carmona, Meghan Chambers, Luke Fawns and Lexi Frazier helped during the breakfast and passed out letters and cards from each of the grade levels. We want to extend our gratitude to each organization. We appreciate the sacrifice you make on a daily basis to protect and serve our community.

MSE participated in "Adopt an Officer/Community Helper" and held a breakfast for first responders.

Volunteer Training Sessions

When it comes to public education the vast majority of research concludes:  "One of the most important components for successful schools is the engagement of parents and volunteers in the support of students and teachers."  At Montgomery County Schools we welcome and encourage support from our volunteers.  To begin the process a volunteer needs to complete a background check and attend a volunteer orientation.  The remaining orientation schedule for the 2016-17 school year is as follows:  McNabb, Thursday, September 8th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Mt. Sterling Elementary, Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; and MCHS, Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  A background check may be picked up at any of our schools, our Central Office, or at the orientations.  For further information contact Jeff Perkins at (859) 497-8724 ext. 229.

Please note that the date of the volunteer orientation at MCHS has been changed from Saturday, Sept. 24, to Saturday, Oct. 1.  The time, 9:00 – 10:00, is the same.

Born Learning Meet & Greet

The Born Learning Academy is a series of family workshops. Together, we learn how we can prepare our children for school, starting when they are born. We have dinner with our families, break out into groups, and learn how to turn Everyday Moments into Learning Opportunities.  A "Meet & Greet" will be held on Monday, September 26th at the Montgomery County Early Learning Center 212 North Maysville Street.  For more information click here or to view a video click here.



Nominations for Two Community/Business Leaders

Every four years the district must update its Facilities and Construction Plan, which prioritizes building, construction, and renovation projects for the next four years.  The facilities plan is revised by the Local Facilities Planning Committee (LPC).  The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations for two Community/Business Leaders to serve as members of the Local Facilities Planning Committee.  Nominations should be submitted to, and additional information is available from, the Superintendent’s Office, 640 Woodford Drive, 497-8760, by Monday, September 26, 2016.


Timothy Rodriguez attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Timothy Rodriguez, a 10th grader at MCHS, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2016. The Congress is an honors only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Timothy was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent MCHS based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. Congratulations to Timothy and his family on his remarkable achievement! Click here to read the full press release.

Student Timothy Rodriguez and Principal Rocky Franz pose with Timothy's certificate


MCIS Permanent Traffic Change

We would like to notify you of the permanent traffic change which will take place for the entrance and exit for the Montgomery County Intermediate School.  This change will begin on Friday, September 2, 2016 with morning traffic patterns.  Traffic will now be able to enter and exit MCIS from the new pattern on Maysville Road (Route 11).  Additionally, traffic may continue using the existing access road on Paris Pike.  Families will be able to use either entrance and exit to best meet their needs.  Although the new entrance is now operational, this area remains an active construction site with work crews continuing to be present.  To alleviate congestion, please allow additional travel time when dropping off and picking up students for the first few days following this change.  Please take a moment to review the map below.


Junior Chef Team 2016 Champions at KY State Fair

Congratulations to the Montgomery County Junior Chef Team! The team cooked their way through the KY State Fair this past week are the 2016 Champions!


Preschool classes in session Monday-Thursday

Just a reminder that the 2016-17 preschool program runs Monday-Thursday. Preschool classes are not in session on Fridays; these days are teacher work days. Teachers will be out completing home visits, conducting parent meetings, and other professional responsibilities that are required by the program. To view the preschool calendar, please click here


MCIS Traffic Change

In collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Transportation and contractor for Route 11/Maysville Road, we are notifying you of a temporary change which will take place for the entrance and exit for the Montgomery County Intermediate School.  This change will begin on Thursday, August 18, 2016 with the afternoon traffic patterns.  Please take a moment to review the map by clicking here.

School Supply List

Supply lists for kindergarten through 8th grade have been completed and posted under the parent dropdown box.  Click here to view.


Back to School Classic 5K Run/Walk


7th Annual Back to School Classic 5K Race

to benefit

Carol Barnes Volner Scholarship Fund


Saturday, August 6, 2016 at McNabb Middle School

Click here for entry form and more details


Summer Feeding Sites Announced

The Montgomery County School Nutrition Department is excited to announce details for their 2016 Summer Feeding Program.  Every summer, the school nutrition department provides meals to the children of Montgomery County at no charge.  Click here to see a list of available sites.


2016 Summer Camp Kaleidoscope

Camp Kaleidoscope is available to students ages 5-12 years of age.  The first day of camp is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th.  Click here to view more information.


Operation Registration - Every student MUST be registered!

Operation Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 27th. Click here for more details.


Preschool Registration

Preschool registration will be held on Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th at the Early Learning Center. Hours of registration will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m. For questions, please call (859) 497-8724.


State Network Maintenance May Affect Access to District Web Site

Network maintenance preformed by the state beginning Friday, July 15th at 6PM through Monday, July 18th at 7AM, may cause the district and school web sites to be unavailable during this time. The outage will be intermittent. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Montgomery County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2016

Come join us for the Summer Reading Program this year at Mt.Sterling-Montgomery County Public Library. Please watch this video and share, it's going to be a fun time!!!

Registration begins June 1st.Thank you
Ages 18 months through high school

Find out about "A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee"



Free Physicals for Montgomery County Athletes

Free physicals for Montgomery County athletes will be given on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Integrity Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Physicals will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. Please fill out the physical forms before you arrive to save time. Physical forms are available by clicking the links below.  Forms are specific to age (either middle or high school).  If your child plays for both middle and high school teams, you must complete both forms.


McNabb Middle Principal Announced

Ms. Paula Stafford has been named principal at McNabb Middle. Click here to read the news release.


Camargo's Reading Challenge

Camargo Elementary Library held a reading challenge from March 1 thru May 18 to see who could read the most words. The top five students with the most words read received a prize. Congratulations to the following students:

1st Place: Hannah Finlayson (4th grade) 1,302,903 words read (won iPad Air)

2nd Place: Ethan Hill (4th grade) 976,172 words read (won iPad Mini)

3rd Place: Evan Maynard (4th grade) 931,760 words read (won Kindle Fire HD)

4th Place: Zachariah Burnett (2nd grade) 620,001 words read (won Kindle)

5th Place: Cooper Mills (4th grade) 399,868 words read (won $30 Scholastic Gift Certificate)


Hannah Finlayson, Ehtan Hill, Evan Maynard, Zachariah Burnett, and Cooper Mills


Global Graffiti Writing Camp

This summer Montgomery County students will have the opportunity to attend the Global Graffiti writing camp, Writers of all skill levels are invited to explore and experiment with language in a week long workshop environment featuring freewriting, guest speakers, conferencing, publication and much more! There will be separate camps offered for students grades 4-12, both taking place June 20th-24th. 

Click here to view more information.


Recognition at May Board Meeting

At Tuesday night's (5/25/16) board meeting several students and teachers were recognized.  Click here to read more.


Director of Secondary Schools Announced

Mrs. Rhonda Schornick has been named Director of Secondary Schools for the Montgomery County School District. Click here to read the news release.


MCHS Class of 2016 Graduation Live Feed

To watch the MCHS Class of 2016 Graduation Live Feed, please click the link below:



MCHS Bass Fishing Team Competed at State

Congratulations to the MCHS Bass Fishing Team! This past weekend they competed at the KHSAA State Bass Championship in Gilbertsville, KY on Kentucky Lake. Last month three teams from Montgomery County qualified for the State Championship via the KHSAA Region 4 qualifier at Cave Run Lake. Click here to read more.


McNabb Principal Survey for Parents/Guardians

McNabb Parents and Guardians,

The McNabb School Based Decision Making Council wants your input on the characteristics you feel are important for our next principal to possess. Please click the link below to access the survey. If you have multiple children at McNabb please only complete one survey. The survey will be open until Friday, May 27th. Thank you.



Encuesta Principal

Estimados Padres de familia o apoderados legales:

El consejo de Administración de la escuela de McNabb, quiere su opinión acerca de las cualidades más importantes para nuestro nuevo Director.  Si usted tiene más de un hijo en nuestra escuela, por favor completa la siguiente encuesta.  Por favor, haga clic en el siguiente enlace para acceder a la encuesta.  Muchas gracias por su atencion y dedicacion. 



Revised Calendar

Due to legislation passed this legislative session and that went into effect last week, earlier tonight (4/19/16) the Montgomery County Board of Education made some last revisions to the current school year calendar.  Specifically, the changes are:

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (election day) will now be an instructional day.  This was not allowed prior to the legislation that went into effect last week.
  • The last day for students is now Friday, May 27, 2016.
  • Graduation will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016.
  • Closing Day for appropriate staff is Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
  • Monday, May 30, the district will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

Click here to read more.


Bench Dedicated in Memory of Mike Eads

Friends, family and educators gathered to dedicate a bench in memory of Mike Eads last night before the MCHS vs GRC baseball game at Whitaker Field. Mike Eads, a 1987 graduate of Montgomery County High School where he excelled at both football and baseball, passed away last month. Richard Fuller led the dedication with a speech. Cam Adams then threw out the first pitch of the game.


Jon Ledford, Joel Godby, Joel Eads, Ben McDonald, Glenda Spencer Hall, Dwayne Hall,

Jason McCormick, Ty Eads, Jay Eads, John Paul Eads, Nancy Eads Brown,

Ellen Lyons Hoffman, R.T. Hoffman, Al Botts, Cam Adams, Spears Stilz,

Joe Wells, Con Campbell, Red Lee, and Willie Richardson



MCHS SBDM Council Elections

MCHS will host elections for the 2016-2017 SBDM Council parent representatives on Monday, May 16th, and Tuesday, May 17th, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., outside the main office. To be eligible, the parent must have a child in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year.



Schools will be IN SESSION on Tuesday, May 17

REMINDER >>> Schools will be IN SESSION tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17.


MSE Cheers Students on for KPREP

Dads and male role models lined the 3rd and 4th grade hallway at MSE the first morning of testing to cheer students on for KPREP. Click here to view more pictures.


Gateway Regional Art Show

Congratulations to the following MCIS students who submitted art work in the Annual Student Art Show sponsored by The Gateway Regional Art Center on Sunday, May 1st. Students from all across Kentucky submitted art work in the Regional Student Art Show. Blue ribbon winners in the 5th grade were Hannah Vanderwater in the cartoon category, Mahalia Davis in the landscape category, and Breonica McKinney in the still life category. Sixth grade award winners were Brittany Esteppe and Hunter Cotter. Brittany was awarded a blue ribbon and overall 1st place in the cartoon category (K-12), and Hunter was awarded a red ribbon and overall 2nd place in the landscape category (K-12). Also, congratulations to MSE 2nd grader, Aubree Richardson. Aubree won 1st place for her drawing of Egyptian Cinderella!

Brittany Esteppe and Hunter Cotter


Aubree Richardson


KPREP Pep Rally

Camargo, Mapleton, and MSE each held a testing pep rally for all third and fourth grade students to gear students up for KPREP testing that starts Tuesday, May 10th.  Camargo students in kindergarten through second grade lined the hallways to cheer on and support the third and fourth graders. Mapleton's special guests included the MCHS Band, MCHS Baseball players, MCHS Basketball players, and MCHS Cheerleaders.  MSE students enjoyed watching their teachers compete in several games.  The fourth grade teachers were the winners of the MSE Olympic Games!  

Camargo students celebrating all their accomplishments so far this year!


Mapleton student's competed in a shootout!


MSE Olympic Games! 


World Language Festival

The 2nd Annual Montgomery County High School World Language Festival was held Thursday, May 5th in the Arena. Students who participated were from Mrs. Izzy Clevenger’s, Mrs. Diana Cline’s, and Mrs. Sarah Farrow’s Spanish classes and Mr. Willie Carver’s French classes. Click here to view more pictures.


MCHS Parent Nominations for SBDM

The MCHS parent nominations for SBDM council have been extended through Friday, May 6th. To be eligible, the parent must have a child in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year. Nominations can be made in the main office at MCHS from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or via email to Kim Dice at jewelrykim@bellsouth.net. The nomination should include your name, name and grade of your child, and a phone number in order to contact you to accept your nomination.



MCHS Bass Fishing Team Advances to State

This past Saturday the Montgomery County Bass Fishing Team competed in the KHSAA 4th Region Tournament. Fifty-eight boats competed for the top 16 spots to advance to the State Championship. After a great day of fishing and all weights totaled Montgomery County has three teams that will represent us at the state level in May. Click here to read more.



Steak & Bean Bowl T-Shirt Design Winner Announced

The 12th Annual Whitaker Bank Steak and Bean Bowl will be held this Thursday, April 28th at Cunningham Field. Every year, Whitaker Bank reaches out to the high school to give students the opportunity to share their ideas for the shirt worn by all to celebrate the kickoff to MCHS football. Princess Cody, a junior this year, won the design competition for the Steak and Bean Bowl shirts. Princess was awarded $50.00, paid by Whitaker Bank, and a free t-shirt. Click here to read more.


Eight MCHS Students Accepted as Governor's Scholars

Congratulations to MCHS’s 2016 Governor’s Scholars. The Governor’s Scholars Program is a highly selective summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home. Students who are selected attend the Program without charge, and they become eligible for major scholarships from colleges across the state.

Front Row L-R
Madison Cline, Morgan Donaldson, Summer Taylor, Sydney Greene

Back Row
Maja Engler, Julianne Williams, Breanna Bowling, Sloan Lansdale


Governor's School for the Arts Selectees

Congratulations to our Governor’s School for the Arts selectees. For three weeks every summer, over 200 of Kentucky’s most talented and creative high school students are selected to the Governor’s School for the Arts’ college summer residence program. Rising juniors and seniors in high school are offered in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture + design, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art, and vocal music. Upon completion of the summer program, students gain a variety of opportunities such as scholarships and funding through the Toyota Alumni Fund.

Daniel Risner, Alternate
Emily Spradling, Alternate
Joseph Garcia, GSA Recipient
Amanda Mapes, Alternate


National Merit Finalist Candidates

Based on scoring in the 99th percentile nationally on the PSAT/NMSQT test, these two students are candidates for the highly prestigious National Merit Scholarship. In September, they will either be selected for National Merit Commendation or they will become Semifinalists and compete for the National Merit Scholarship. These two students have already proven themselves to be among the best and brightest in the nation. Congratulations to Parker Poulos and Sloan Lansdale!


Recognition at April Board Meeting

Congraulations to the following who were recognized at the Board Meeting held on April 26.  Click here to read what these students accomplished to be recognized.

  1. MCHS Chess Team
  2. MCIS Academic Team
  3. McNabb Academic Team
  4. McNabb KUNA
  6. Duke TIP Talent Identification Program
Jean Day for WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children is a group out of Louisville, KY that hosts a telethon each year to raise money for special needs children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Over the past three years, WHAS has given Montgomery County $81,000 which has been used for various equipment for students across the district. We are asking staff to support us in an effort to raise some money for the Crusade. On Wednesday, May 4 wear jeans for $1.


Parent Nominations for MCHS SBDM Council

MCHS will hold parent nominations for SBDM council Monday, May 2nd, through Wednesday, May 4th.  The parent must have a child in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year in order to be eligible. Nominations can be made in the main office at MCHS from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or via email to allison.whaley@montgomery.kyschools.us.  The nomination should include the name of the parent, name and grade of their child, and a phone number where we can contact them to accept their nomination.


Information Released Regarding Situation that Occurred Last Week

At Montgomery County Schools, our top priority is student and staff safety.  In a continuing effort of effective communication and transparency, the District released information today regarding a situation that occurred last week.  A news release can be viewed by clicking here.


FBLA Travels to Louisville for State Conference

Congratulations to the Montgomery County ATC FBLA! Five events qualified during the 2016 Kentucky State Leadership Conference and will advance onto the National Leadership Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. Click here to read the news release.

31st Annual YMCA Black Achievers Banquet

The YMCA Black Achievers Awards Banquet was held this past weekend celebrating our senior achievers. Congratulations to the senior scholarship recipients: Jerryn Jones, Haleigh Ralls, Brandon Scott, Nicolette Smith, and Stephania Sosa. Stephania is the first Hispanic student to finish the program since the conception 31 years ago. Club sponsors are Taunya Jones and Collis Robinson.


Chelsea Hawkins Signs with Georgetown College

Senior, Chelsea Hawkins signed her Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Georgetown College earlier this afternoon. Congratulations to Chelsea and her family on her commitment to further her education and volleyball career!


Hoops for Heart

Camargo Elementary School raised $3,379 for the American Heart Association during Hoops for Heart. The group photo consists of the many participants that helped raise money. Fourth grader, Cooper Mills, and his brother Jake Mills, a kindergartner, were the top fundraisers. They each raised $445 and received swimming gifts, compliments of the Camargo PTO. Ms. Holly Canter is the PE teacher at Camargo. Click here to view more pictures.


Duke TIP Talent Identification Program

Five phenomenal 7th graders qualified for state recognition in the Duke TIP Talent Identification Program. The students take the ACT college entrance exam and any who score at or above the national average for high school students are recognized at the state level in a ceremony held at Western Kentucky University. Congratulations to Kacie Allen, Meyrick Barnett, Abbie Camp, Elizabeth Coburn, and Kaylee Compton on this outstanding achievement.


MCHS Senior wrestlers sign with Thomas More

Seniors, Alex Holt and Austin Sutphin both signed their Letter of Intent to wrestle for Thomas More College earlier today. Congratulations to Alex, Austin, and their families on their commitment to wrestle and further their education!


Mapleton Elementary Principal Announced

Mrs. Dawn Cockrell has been named principal at Mapleton Elementary.  Click here to read the news release.


WKYT's Amber Philpott Visits MSE

MSE students had a special visitor, Channel 27 news anchor Amber Philpott.  Ms. Philpott told students to dream and to dream big.  She shared with students, “I am proof that dreams really do come true.”  Ms. Philpott knew at the age of seven she wanted to be a news anchor and pursued her dream, making it come true.  July will mark 13 years of her news industry career.  She shared her favorite book, Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” with the students, and then gave each one a pencil and encouraged them to write down their dream or goal and to never give up.


Camargo Elementary Principal Announced

Mrs. Dorothy Dennie has been named principal at Camargo Elementary. Click here to read the news release.


MCHS Boys' Track Team takes Mayors' Cup Trophy

Mayor Williamson presented the MCHS Boys' Track Team with the 2016 Mayors' Cup Trophy.  The team scored 103 points to take the trophy from last year's winner, GRC.